OSU Dance seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for Autumn 2015

October 7, 2014
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The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a visiting artist/teacher for a three year term. We welcome a dance professional connected to the forefront of contemporary dance training practices and choreography. Primary teaching responsibilities require expertise in a rigorous movement practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms or improvisation, as well as dance composition. Additional duties include choreographing and directing for the stage or screen. We expect candidates to contribute in at least one additional curricular area, as well as the foundational courses of the BFA program.

Service to our programs includes: advising student projects, working on productions with faculty and staff, and participating in auditions, recruitment, program planning, and departmental governance. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty.

The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field.

Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Situated at the gateway of the university’s campus, this new vantage provides an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, three year term, full time

Qualifications: Professional experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application deadline: November 1, 2014 or until position filled

Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015

Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References to: Academic Jobs Online.

Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Chair, Search Committee (hadley.4@osu.edu).

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

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